This soldier of the BSF's 123 Battalion died of his wounds while on the way to the Malda Sadar Hospital. "There was an exchange of fire between the border guards after the incident but the situation was under control as senior officers of police and the BSF rushed to the spot, said District Magistrate of Malda C R Das.
The farmer was watering his land when Bangladesh Rifles opened fire on him and injured his knee. He has been admitted to the Malda Sadar Hospital.
Two Bomb Damage Repair (BDR) personnel were killed on the Indo-Bangla border in Murshidabad District last week.